Power (1928)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Buddy Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Germany, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Power is a rubber-stamp adventure flick from the very prolific Paramount Pictures. William Boyd and Alan Hale star as a pair of dam workers who, despite their strong friendship, duke it out on a regular basis. But when the dam threatens to burst, the battling buddies work side by side to rescue the deluge-threatened townsfolk. The principle source of friction between Boyd and Hale are a pair of "dames," played by Carole Lombard and Joan Bennett. Both ladies are ill-served by their tiny roles at this early stage of their respective careers, though Lombard exhibits more camera know-how than Bennett. Power was scripted by future director Tay Garnett.



flood, construction, dam, disaster, friendship, love-triangle, rescue, rival, romance